The Unexpected Energy Benefits of Mechanically Vented Crawl Spaces
The debate on how best to treat crawl spaces has gone on for decades, and the building codes regulating crawl space design have constantly evolved. For a long time the entrenched thinking was to rely ...
While energy prices are at record highs with no relief in sight, building owners and managers of multifamily buildings are investigating ways to reduce energy operating costs for their properties. Besides saving energy, these owners ... [continue reading]
Wood has been burned as fuel for thousands of years, and over this time the art of wood burning has been refined from outdoor fires to highly advanced wood ... [continue reading]
Though tools and methods are available for the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems, they are not often used when it comes to production homes. That’s partly because ... [continue reading]
Correcting pressure imbalances in your HVAC system can result in a healthier, more efficient home. [continue reading]
I’ve been in the HVAC contracting business since the 1960s, and every decade has been a learning experience.Those decades of learning led me to whole-house performance ... [continue reading]
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...
Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...